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Man killed after crash with fleeing drug suspect

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A 34-year-old man was killed just before midnight, after his car was hit by a speeding drug suspect who was chased by a Milwaukee police officer. 

Authorities said the officer ended the chase only a few seconds after it began, before the fatal crash.

Police said the 32-year-old officer saw what appeared to be a drug deal -- and when a vehicle drove away, the officer tried stopping the suspect but couldn't.

After the crash, two of the three people in the vehicle that was being chased were arrested as they tried to flee on foot. One of them was on probation for robbery, and the other was on probation for a drug violation. The third person was still at large at last word. 

Officials did not release the name of the man who died in the crash.

Milwaukee changed its policy on high-speed chases three years ago, after 4 innocent people were killed by drivers who were fleeing. 

Now, police chases are only allowed when there's cause that someone in the pursued cars had committed a violent crime, or is a threat to others.